Joe Morgenstern

Joe Morgenstern

Host, Film Reviews

Joe Morgenstern has been the film critic of the Wall Street Journal since 1995. He was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times before he became a theater and movie critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1959. He moved to Newsweek as movie critic in 1965 and was a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner from 1983 to 1988.

He has written television scripts, including The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and several episodes of Law & Order. Mr. Morgenstern is co-founder of the National Society of Film Critics.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Joe Morgenstern on KCRW

The title is “Hail Satan?”—but with a question mark at the end and it may look like a mockumentary, but it’s not.

Hail Satan?

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from Film Reviews

Brain- numbing and head-splitting (literally the latter, since the cleaving of skulls is a recurrent motif).

Hellboy

Brain- numbing and head-splitting (literally the latter, since the cleaving of skulls is a recurrent motif).

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Shazam!

It’s terrific fun, and none of the things that were threatening to turn DC Entertainment into the cinematic equivalent of a black hole.

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